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Re: Using "Sum" (i = 1 ... N) in a function definition
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*Subject*: [mg49709] Re: [mg49666] Using "Sum" (i = 1 ... N) in a function definition
*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
*Date*: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 07:43:26 -0400 (EDT)
*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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MyFunc[i_] := Fold[Plus, 0, Take[MyData, i]]
Rainer wrote:
> I was trying to define a function using the Sum command in the
> following way (simplified example):
>
> MyData = {3,2,4,5,6};
> MyFunc[i_] = Sum[MyData[[j]],{j,1,i}];
>
> As you can see, the idea is to use the length of the list (i)
> as a variable in the function definition, such that
>
> MyFunc[1] = 3
> MyFunc[2] = 3 + 2 = 5
> MyFunc[3] = 3 + 2 + 4 = 9
>
> etc. Mathematica does not like the abobe statements, and prints the
> following error message:
>
> "Part specification K$394 is neither an integer nor a list of
> integers."
>
> Does anybody know how to define (correctly) such a function. Should be
> possible ...?
> Thanks
> Rainer
>
>
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